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(52-32) Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (44-41)
Date: Friday July 8 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs Francisco Liriano
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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This NL matchup will look to be an interesting matchup coming in the second half of the year.
The Chicago Cubs have baseballs best record, but they have been struggling lately.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been rolling lately after a cold start; they have won 7 in a row.
The Chicago Cubs lineup has been picking things up lately now that the pitching rotation has been spiraling downward. They are led by newly acquired all-start Ben Zobrist.
Zobrist is hitting .291 on the year with 16 doubles and has knocked in 44 runs this season. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are killing the ball this season.
Rizzo is hitting .282 on the year with 20 bombs and 61 RBIs. Kris Bryant leads this Cubs team in home runs (25), and runs batted in (64).
The NL starting 3rd baseman Bryant is hitting .278 on the year. The Cubs look to pick up some big wins going into the break.
The Cubs have Jake Arrieta on the mound against the Pirates on Friday. Arrieta is currently 12-3 on the year with a 2.33 E.R.A and 115 strikeouts.
He took the loss in his last start against the New York Mets. Arrieta threw in 5.1 innings where he gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits.
He walked 2 batters and struck out 4 win the loss. He looks to bounce back as he has not looked good these past couple starts.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lineup has been hitting the ball lately, and that is the reason for a lot of success. The Pirates are led by Starling Marte.
Marte is hitting .318 on the year with 19 doubles and 31 RBIs on the year. Gregory Polanco is hitting .291 on the year with 38 extra base hits and has knocked in 50 runs so far this season.
Andrew McCutchen is leading the team in dingers with 12, but he is having somewhat of a down year only hitting .241. Cutch has 32 RBIs on this season as well.
The Pirates have Francisco Liriano on the mound against the Cubs in this one. Liriano is currently 5-8 on the year with a 5.34 E.R.A. and 85 strikeouts.
He was last in action in a win against the Oakland Athletics. Liriano gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits in 5 innings of work.
He struck out 2 batters and walked 1. He looks to keep his winning ways up against the Cubs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1-2 in CHC last 10 road games.
- Over is 9-2-2 in CHC last 13 overall.
- Over is 9-2-2 in CHC last 13 on grass.
- PIT are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- PIT are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Over is 18-7-1 in PIT last 26 Fri. games.
- CHC are 10-1 in Arrietas last 11 starts vs. PIT.
- CHC are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
This is going to be a good matchup for the rest of the season because I feel the Pirates have found themselves.
But look for the Cubs to take this one. Arrieta hasn’t looked good in his last couple starts, but I see for him to get back to hit dominating ways.
Look for him to keep this run score low against the Pirates. Liriano hasn’t pitched too well this season, look for the big bats in this Cubs lineup to make him pay early.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs Runline
Cubs win on the road in this one in Pittsburgh.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 6 Pittsburgh 2
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